61 episodes

From the serious to the sublime … Is it possible to have a news-magazine formatted show only about dogs? DOG EDITION offers a resounding "Yes!" A global team of dog-obsessed journalists and storytellers produce ... news, in-depth reporting, analysis, features, and interview segments in a weekly podcast. DOG EDITION is the flagship show from Dog Podcast Network (DPN). DPN is the first of its kind: a podcasting network as devoted to dogs as they are to us. Brilliant sound, broadcast-quality production values, and great storytelling. Our dogs might not be our whole life, but they sure make our lives whole. At DPN, our mission is to help improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them. Our goal is simple: entertain, inspire and inform. DOG EDITION is our modest attempt to pay down the collective debt to humankind's best friend. Dogs have been loyal companions for over 33,000 years ... it’s time to reciprocate and pay close attention to All Things Dog.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

From the serious to the sublime … Is it possible to have a news-magazine formatted show only about dogs? DOG EDITION offers a resounding "Yes!" A global team of dog-obsessed journalists and storytellers produce ... news, in-depth reporting, analysis, features, and interview segments in a weekly podcast. DOG EDITION is the flagship show from Dog Podcast Network (DPN). DPN is the first of its kind: a podcasting network as devoted to dogs as they are to us. Brilliant sound, broadcast-quality production values, and great storytelling. Our dogs might not be our whole life, but they sure make our lives whole. At DPN, our mission is to help improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them. Our goal is simple: entertain, inspire and inform. DOG EDITION is our modest attempt to pay down the collective debt to humankind's best friend. Dogs have been loyal companions for over 33,000 years ... it’s time to reciprocate and pay close attention to All Things Dog.

    Dogs Helping Dementia Patients

    Dogs Helping Dementia Patients

    Dementia is a terrible disease. The mental decline of our loved ones is heartbreaking, and the effects are profound. This condition can’t be cured, but medication and therapy can help. And what better therapy is there than the unconditional love of a dog?
    In today’s episode, we join Layla, a Jack Russell who visits dementia patients in a Canadian senior center. She helps those afflicted by spreading love and joy in a way only dogs can. We also get into the science and research behind why dogs are so beneficial for those with dementia.
    Episode links
    Swedish Study: A Therapy Dog’s Impact on Daytime Activity and Night-time Sleep for Older Persons with Alzheimer's Disease-A Case Study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287442448_A_therapy_dog's_impact_on_daytime_activity_and_night-time_sleep_for_older_persons_with_Alzheimer's_disease_-_A_case_study
    University of Nebraska study showing relief from Sundowner Syndrome: https://onecallmedicalalert.com/blogs/news/research-shows-therapy-dogs-can-help-alzheimers-patients-with-sundown-syndrome
    About DPN
    Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows:
    The Long Leash where we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show
    Dog Cancer Answers which offers vetted advice from real veterinarians who answer your questions about dog cancer
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    • 28 min
    Stewart the Hotel Dog

    Stewart the Hotel Dog

    Not every guide dog in training graduates. What happens to the ones that don’t make the cut? Host Clare Mansell met one of these “career change” dogs and is happy to report that he is doing just fine as an animal ambassador, a position that is becoming more common as hotels offer comfort and accommodations to pet family members.
    Stewart, a Labrador retriever, had spent four years in training with Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind before realizing he wasn’t meant to be a guide dog. After a brief job search, he landed at the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa's 5-star hotel, and settled for a new life of leisure greeting guests and playing fetch in the elegant hallways. Clare visits Stewart as he works … and he shows her all his favorite spots, including a few that are technically off-limits.
    Watch a video of Stewart at the hotel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cf6iZkZliUW/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
    Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind: https://www.guidedogs.ca/
    About 101 Dog Stories Contest
    We are searching for 101 dog “tails” to share with our listeners. Enter our 101 Dog Stories contest by submitting an audio package for a chance to win $100 and a grand prize of $5,000. We are looking for news, in-depth reports, and interviews about anything dog-related. Correspondents from any continent are welcome! Learn more at dogpodcastnetwork.com/101
    More About DPN
    Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows:
    The Long Leash where we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show
    Dog Cancer Answers which offers vetted advice from real veterinarians who answer your questions about dog cancer
    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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    • 26 min
    Failed Dog Adoptions: When Love Doesn’t Conquer All

    Failed Dog Adoptions: When Love Doesn’t Conquer All

    Looking for some joy amid a global pandemic, Stephanie Nelson adopted tiny Juniper. It seemed like a perfect match, a wonderful addition to the family. But very quickly they realized the painful truth: Junipers needed more than their family could provide.
    Most dog lovers are afraid to share their rescues fails, fearing judgement and alienation. Some think it’s better to just power through: keep the dog and hope it will end well. But the opposite is often true. Returning the dog is desperately hard (as Stephanie knows firsthand) but sometimes, it’s the right thing to do.
    More About DPN
    Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows:
    The Long Leash where we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show
    Dog Cancer Answers which offers vetted advice from real veterinarians who answer your questions about dog cancer
    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 32 min
    Gobi the Desert Dog: From China to Scotland

    Gobi the Desert Dog: From China to Scotland

    The story on today’s show was brought to you by one a winner of our 101 Dog Stories Contest. In “Gobi the Desert Dog: From China to Scotland,” Saskia Edward takes us to the Gobi Desert and introduces us to a superhuman athlete and his surprising running companion.
    Dion Leonard, ultra-marathoner, thought he was running a race … but then a stray dog joined him. Dion couldn’t shake his new companion, so he named her Gobi. By the finish line, they had fallen firmly in love … and then tragedy struck. Before Gobi could follow Dion home in Scotland, she had to stay behind, waiting for her travel documents. Tragedy struck when Gobi ran away from her caretakers in China and got lost in a huge city. What ensues is an international dog-hunt was launched to bring the duo back together again.
    More About Dion Leonard
    From 100 miles to 240+ miles nonstop, Dion has numerous top 10 finishes whilst competing in some of the world's toughest 'ultra-marathon' races including the Badwater 135. Dion has won races; including the Kalahari Extreme 155 mile race, Delirious W.E.S.T. 200 miles and become the first male to run the Grand Slam of 100's (silver buckling in all races) and the gruesome Leadman Series in one year
    https://www.dionleonard.com/
    More About Finding Gobi
    This International Bestselling book is the amazing untold true story of extreme ultra runner Dion Leonard and Gobi the Chinese stray desert dog. Now available in 23 languages globally the two become running companions in the toughest of conditions and against all odds they formed an unbreakable bond that would change both of their lives forever.
    Book: https://www.findinggobi.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findinggobi/?hl=en
    101 Dog Stories Contest
    At Dog Podcast Network, we are searching for 101 dog tales to share with our listeners. Enter our 101 Dog Stories contest by submitting an audio package for a chance to win $100 and a grand prize of $5,000! The contest is open to anyone around the world! We are looking for news, in-depth reports, and interviews about anything dog-related. Learn more at 101 Dog Stories Contest.
    More About DPN
    Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows:
    The Long Leash where we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show
    Dog Cancer Answers which offers vetted advice from real veterinarians who answer your questions about dog cancer
    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min
    Sniffing Out Truffles and Other Treasures

    Sniffing Out Truffles and Other Treasures

    We all know dog noses are a superpower. With them, they sniff out all kinds of treasures; from delicious truffles nestled underground to human feces leaking into protected waters. Dogs' sense of smell is trumped only by bears, elephants, and cats. Come explore the many ways dogs put their spectacular sniffers to use.
    Truffles are a delicacy prized by chefs and foodies around the world, but these finicky fungi are hard to find. It helps to have a family of Lagotto Romagnolo, or truffle hunting dogs, to do the dirty work. The Angerer Family runs a truffle orchard in Northern California that employs Lagotto Romagnolos to hunt for these elusive and valuable “fairy apples”.
    Later in the show, learn more about canine olfaction as Jim and Clare share fun finds of pups using their Jacobson’s organ. Stories like that of Ammo, the Ukrainian mine sniffing Jack Russel Terrier, who shows that you don’t have to be a big dog, to be a good dog.
    The Alexander Valley Truffle Company
    Angerer Family Farms was started as a vehicle to diversify a connection to Sonoma County. For several years, as the family waited for their hazelnut trees, inoculated with the coveted French winter black truffle spores known as Tuber Melanosporum, to grow, they grew a variety of tomatoes and fruits which they sold to local markets. But as they near our first truffle harvest, attention is shifting below ground. And their five Lagotto Romagnolo truffle hunting dogs are ready!
    https://www.avtruffles.com/home
    ALTA Heritage Foundation
    ALTA conserves heritage through applied archaeology, education, public outreach and research. They offer no cost support for victims of massive wildfires, dispatching trained ash recovery dogs. Homes that are destroyed due to wildfire often burn so hot they destroy the urns of loved ones who have since passed and been cremated. ALTA can recover the ashes among the destruction and provide some solace in a time a loss.
    https://altahf.org/
    Other Links
    Why is your dog’s nose a superpower? Dog Edition Episode #42: https://shows.dogpodcastnetwork.com/show/dog-edition/why-is-your-dogs-nose-a-superpower-dog-edition-42/
    Zigante Tartufi (Jim’s favorite truffle company): https://www.ziganteshop.com/products/dark-chocolate-with-black-truffle
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    • 29 min
    The Lost Dogs of War in Ukraine | Dog Edition #55

    The Lost Dogs of War in Ukraine | Dog Edition #55

    On February 24th of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United Nations swiftly predicted the war would create the worst refugee crisis in Europe since WWII, and they were proven correct.
    Millions of people have been displaced, and among them are pet owners faced with a horrific dilemma: what to do with their animals? Bring them along on an uncertain journey? Leave them behind?
    Many didn’t have a choice. Photos from border crossings around Ukraine show many brought their dogs with them. But then what happened?
    On today’s show, we look at the journey these people and their pets made as the war unfolded. We speak with some of the people who helped along the way.
    Among the many challenges faced by refugees, rabies vaccinations proved to be one of the biggest obstacles to overcome. Without proof of current rabies vaccination, dogs had to be left behind at the border.
    For others, fleeing with their pets simply wasn’t an option. We also hear about those who stayed behind, and struggled to care for beloved pets in a war zone.
    Cover Art: The image used in this episode’s cover art was created by Ukranian artist Oleksandr Miroshnychenko. Please visit their Etsy page to offer support: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyArtStudioUA?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=29816966
    About Dr. Marty Becker
    Dr. Becker practices in Ohio and is the founder of Fear Free, an organization that provides education to veterinarians and pet owners to look after a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing. He traveled to Ukraine to offer veterinary services to refugees.
    About Elisa Dumitrescu
    Dumitrescu runs the shelter Saved by the Vet in Solca, Romania, which is about 40 minutes from Ukraine’s border. What started as a blueberry farm with her husband, has become a haven for homeless pets. Recently, she has been helping refugees fleeing Ukraine with their pets.
    Instagram: @dogood_romania
    About Dr. Jon Geller
    Dr. Geller is a veterinarian and the founder and medical director of the Street Dog Coalition. This Colorado-based organization provides free care to the pets of people experiencing homelessness. He traveled to Ukraine to offer veterinary services to refugees. 
    His organization will be continuing work at the border for the foreseeable future, and support can be offered on their website at: https://www.thestreetdogcoalition.org/operation-ukraine 
    About Dr. Elena Kostiuk
    Dr. Kostiuk is the chief of cardiology at the ZOOLUX Vet Hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. When the war started, she moved in to her clinic full time and provided care to the animals of those who stayed in the city.
    Links to Support Ukrainian Dogs
    World Vets (for those within the U.S.): https://secure.givelively.org/donate/world-vets/support-for-pets-from-ukraine
    World Vets (for those outside the U.S.): https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=worldvets&id=15
    Saved by the Vet’s list for Ukrainian support efforts: https://linktr.ee/dogood_romania
    Association of Pets and people understanding: https://appu.net.ua/charity-payment/en
    The following link is to help the Ukrainian army: https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Left Hand Pianist ,

Dog Edition Rocks

I’m a huge fan. Absolutely love Dog Edition! The variety of topics, interviews, fun sound effects and James’s captivating radio voice make for an educational and entertaining show for any dog lover.

Ian Brem ,

Amazing guests!

Each week I tune in and I learn something new! Great pacing, sound and topics! I run with my dogs and plug right in and listen. Just subscribed to “The Long Leash with James Jacobson” to listen to some of my favorite guests for longer interviews. Enjoying that one as well. Keep it up!

Eileen F24 ,

Great podcast!

Thanks for the fun podcast!

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